Don’t Replace the Source with The Resources
An Idol worshipper is someone whose meaning for life, joy, happiness, peace, and satisfaction in life is dependent on something or someone who is not God. An Idol worshipper is someone whose pursuit of God is because of what he can benefit from God not because he wants to know Him better.
If you have all of the things you desire, would you still be satisfied? What if God gives you all you want and then subtracts Himself from your life because He sees that your meaning for life, joy, happiness, and satisfaction in life is dependent on something or someone other than Him. If God take away your Job or delays in answering your prayers, will you continue to serve Him and be dedicated to Him as if nothing happened? The children of Israel in the wilderness were often found to lust after the desires of their flesh despite all the wonders of God’s presence with them. They became unfortunate examples and fell in their lusts- 1 Corinthians 10:4-7.
You should have learned from the disappointments of your past that GOD ALONE SHOULD BE THE SOURCE AND OTHER THINGS RESOURCES.
When resources fail, The Rock of Ages, Jesus Christ remains the unfailing source and the giver of all things according to His riches.
The examples of the three Hebrew children are worthy of note. While standing before a furious king who was ready to throw them into a fiery fire, they said “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up”- Daniel 3:17-18. Who are you worshipping, is it the “SOURCE” or the “resources?”.
There are times in the life of a Christian when having faith in God doesn’t make sense, particularly at a time when it appears as if God is far from you despite days of dry fasting and praying. But, our Rock is the SOURCE for living, JESUS CHRIST THE ROCK IS ENOUGH FOR YOU! 1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. It’s more than a promise, it’s a covenant!